King County Prosecuting Attorney

King County Prosecuting Attorney
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Dan Satterberg

since July 25, 2007
Term length 4 years
Constituting instrument King County Charter
Deputy Chief of Staff Leesa Manion
Deputy Chief of Staff Carla Lee

The King County Prosecuting Attorney is a non-partisan elected official in King County, Washington. The Prosecuting Attorney leads the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and prosecutes all felonies (as well as all misdemeanors in unincorporated areas, and those brought by state law enforcement agencies) that occur within King County, Washington. Since 2007, the position has been held by Dan Satterberg.

Departmental organization

The Prosecuting Attorney's Office is located in the King County Courthouse (in downtown Seattle, Washington) and consists of 210 deputy prosecuting attorneys and 190 administrative staff members.[1] The Office prosecuted 6,135 felonies in 2012, about 40% of which were violent crimes.[2] Employees are spread across three divisions:

  • Criminal: Appellate Unit, Car Theft Initiative, District Court Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, Drug Case Development, Drug Court, Economic Crimes Unit, Involuntary Treatment Act, Juvenile Court Unit, Most Dangerous Offender Project, Records and Information Section, Repeat Burglar Initiative, Sentencing Unit, Sexually Violent Predator Unit, Special Assault Unit, Violent Crimes Unit[3]
  • Civil: serving as chief legal counsel and litigator for the County
  • Family Support: establishes paternity, enforces support obligations, etc.

Partial list of Prosecuting Attorneys

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